PORTLAND, Ore. — This week, KGW's current affairs show, Straight Talk begins its 12th year on the air.
The program began the same year late Portland City Commissioner, Nick Fish, began his first term as commissioner in 2009.
Fish died from abdominal cancer on January 2, and this week's show is dedicated to Fish, who was a frequent guest on Straight Talk.
Moderator, Laural Porter, said Fish was always accessible, engaging and illuminating, and that he continues to inspire us.
She's joined by guests: Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury, the executive director of the Latino Network, Carmen Rubio, and KGW political analyst, Len Bergstein.
They reflect on Fish's life and legacy, his work as commissioner and his many contributions to the city of Portland and its citizens.
Chair Kafoury said she's been comforted by seeing how Fish's death is bringing people together.
"I hope that would have been a comfort to him that despite this terrible tragedy in our lives that people from all walks of life are connecting, thinking about him, and the wonderful impact he had on our lives," she said.
Kafoury said she hopes we can learn from Nick Fish's example and always take the high road.
"I hope we can realize we are all in this together and we really need to work together,” she said.
Straight Talk is also now available as a podcast, so you can listen to this and previous episodes when it's convenient for you.
Straight Talk airs on KGW Saturday, January 11 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 12 at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.